Simon west discusses Brexit fallout for the gun trade

The GTN Brexit Survey has served to highlight the great work the Gun Trade Association is doing, plus this summer is the time to make a statement, argues Simon West. Thank you to all of you who submitted responses to

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FACS Hits 30 Year High

The number of firearms certificates in the UK is at its highest since 1988, new Home Office figures reveal. There were 157,581 FACs on issue on 31 March this year, an increase of 2 per cent on the previous year.

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BASC calls for 10-year certificates

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) has launched a white paper entitled ‘Extending the duration of firearm and shotgun certificates’, calling for the introduction of 10-year certificates. The paper was launched at a meeting of the All Party

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Certificates continue 12-year rise

The number of firearm and shotgun certificates on issue has risen again, continuing a steady rise that has taken place since 2002.

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Certificate fee to rise ‘soon’

Firearm and shotgun licence fee increases are in the news again, but BASC has warned that the fee must be set on the basis of sound evidence

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Cock-ups and conspiracies

Shooters are too quick to assume the worst when licensing issues hit the national press, says James Marchington

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One form to rule them all

Firearm and shotgun applications will now be made using the same form, the government’s Office of Public Sector Information has announced.

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BASC to fight 88% fee rise

The Association of Chief Police Officers has made renewed calls to increase the cost of shotgun and firearms licences, with an 88% rise looking possible. ACPO’s Andy Marsh said he wanted to see licence fees rise to £94, to combat

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A tale of two parts

When is an AR15 not an AR15? When it’s bought in two halves, says Lachlan Nisbet, who’s recently observed a worrying case to that effect A word of warning regarding the AR15: some constabularies are taking a rather odd view

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